Childcare at The Cubby House

What our program offers:

 

  • Experienced and dedicated staff that have been providing care to local families for over 20 years.

 

  • Class/Session size of up to 15 children to create a nurturing and secure environment for your child.

 

  • A warm and friendly space with a variety of indoor settings and activities to engage and interest your child.

 

  • A big outdoor playground with swings, cubby house, sandpit and toys will ensure your child enjoys the fresh air and freedom of space for the day.

 

  • Our program is designed around offering children choices and encouraging them to take the lead in their play and learning.

 

  • We are CCS approved so our fees are eligible for Child Care Subsidy rebates.

 

  • Enrolments are taken on a term or casual basis with optional care sessions run during school holidays.

 

  • We offer a variety sessions to provide flexible care options for families;
    • Multi age sessions (12mths – 5yrs)
    • 3 plus program (3 – 5yrs)
    • School Holiday sessions (12mths – 5 yrs)

 

As a not for profit community centre, run by the community our focus is on providing families with a high level of care at an affordable cost.

 

We encourage you visit our centre to see our facilities, meet with our staff and see our program in action.

Just email us at childcare@thecubbyhouse.org.au or call us on 9428 9901 to arrange a time.

 


Our Program

 

We know that children learn best through play and interactions with both their environment and social worlds and we encourage children to take part by exploring, making choices, discovering, creating and having fun.

 

Our focus is on wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement to enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning.  We work in partnership with parents to ensure each child’s abilities, ideas, culture and interests are the foundation of our program.

 

Our Educators work within the national Early Years Learning Framework, to guide our educational practice and programs. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to school age.

 


Current session times

 

2019 Childcare Sessions Times

Multi Age Session – 12 mths to 5 yrs

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 

3+ session – 3 – 5 yrs

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Friday

 

The above sessions run weekly on a school term basis, during the school holidays session times and days may vary and are determined around parent interest and staff availability.

 


Session Costs

 

Richmond Community Learning Centre is a Not for Profit meaning our fees are affordable and go directly towards your child’s program.

If your child is enrolled to attend on a weekly basis for a term, you will be charged the term booking fee listed below.  Any additional casual bookings for your child will also be charged at the term fee rate.  The higher casual fee is payable only for children without any term booking at the centre.

 

Our program fees are detailed below:

 

Multi Age Session – 4 hours

Term Booking – $50 per session

Casual (No term booking) – $55 per session

 

3+ Session – 5 Hours

Term Booking – $55 per session

Casual (No term booking) – $60 per session

A refundable $100 bond is payable per child per session which will be returned when the child leaves the centre provided 2 weeks’ notice is given.


CCS Rebates

 

Your fees are eligible for Child Care Subsidy payments of up to $11.98 per hour of care. Our shorter sessions mean you are only using 4 or 5 hours of your CCS entitlement with our program.

 

We recommend you investigate your eligibility for the rebate.  Further information by clicking on the link https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-subsidy-0

 


Casual attendance

 

Yes your child can attend on a casual basis without a term booking.

 

Families who wish to attend on a casual basis, need to complete an enrolment form for their child and pay a $25 membership fee.

 

Once you have done this your child can attend on a casual basis at any session during the year.

 


School Holidays

 

We run a school holiday program with at least one session held each week of the term holidays.  During the January holidays there will be a session held the week before school returns.

 

Session times and days are based around staff availability and parent interest, and are opened for enrolment 2 weeks prior to the end of term.

 

If you do not enrol in the holiday program, you do not incur fees for these sessions.

 


Our Space

 

We have inside and outside play areas, and provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment for your children to discover and learn through play.

Our outdoor playground is big! We encourage our children to run, jump, climb, play and just wander. Our outdoor equipment is suitable for a range of ages and includes a sandpit, swings, a grassed area, a cubby house and a bike path.

 

Inside we have 2 rooms that are set up with a range of play spaces.  We offer children choices and we encourage them to take the lead in their play and learning.  A variety of creative learning experiences are always planned and these are regularly modified to reflect children’s interests.

The best way to see our space is to come and visit us, meet our educators and see The Cubby House in operation.